|Born||May 25, 1971|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Other names||The Pitbull|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Team||Gracie Jiu Jitsu|
|Rank||5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ralph Gracie (the Pitbull; born May 25, 1971) is a Brazilian martial artist who has competed in mixed martial arts. He is the son of Robson Gracie and brother to Charles Gracie, Renzo Gracie and the late Ryan Gracie of the Gracie family. 
Mixed martial arts career
Ralph's 1995 American debut was featured in the short-lived Battlecade Extreme Fighting events. Gracie won fights versus Makoto Murauko, Steve Nelson, and Ali Mihoubi, the longest of which lasted a minute and thirty-four seconds. In sharp contrast to the typical "passive" Gracie approach, Ralph's aggressive and often brutal approach earned him the nickname of "The Pitbull".
In 2003, Ralph ended his absence from fighting to pit his skills against modern MMA fighters, earning a decision win over Dokonjonosuke Mishima. The following year, he suffered a loss to Takanori Gomi, who stopped Gracie in six seconds with knee strikes to the head in what would be Gracie's last MMA fight.
Upon retirement, Gracie held a record of six wins and one loss in sanctioned fights. He holds a fifth degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has won several BJJ tournaments. Ralph also owns and operates a series of martial arts academies in California, as well as Florida, (specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and has been doing so for over a decade.
Ralph Gracie currently has four academies in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, and Dublin) and two in Orange County (Anaheim and Chino Hills); the largest of these being the San Francisco Academy. Notable instructor, and 4th degree black belt, Luis Eduardo Fraga, has been head instructor at the Berkeley Academy since 2007.
In late 2016, Ralph Gracie Florida academy opened in the city of Port Orange Volusia county under 4th degree black belt Regis Calixto. Regis Calixto grew up with Ralph himself alongside Renzo Gracie, Roberto Gordo Correa, Helio Soneca, Alexandre Soca, Vinicius Draculino and hundreds of the best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world
Championships and accomplishments
- Extreme Fighting Championship
It was reported on April 9, 2019 that warrant was issued for a felony charge in Orange County, California along with his student, Lincoln Jeferson Pereira, for attacking Flavio Almeida of Gracie Barra off the mats at 2018’s IBJJF World No-Gi Championships. Gracie fled to Brazil after the incident and did not appear to following court hearings, leading to being indicted for felony assault with an enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury. In September 2019, Gracie pled not guilty for the assault and is expected to appear in court next time on November 19, 2019.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||6 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||6–1||Takanori Gomi||KO (knees)||PRIDE Bushido 3||May 23, 2004||1||0:06||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||6–0||Dokonjonosuke Mishima||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 1||October 5, 2003||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||5–0||Steve Nelson||Submission (armbar)||Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 11||September 1, 1998||1||13:14||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–0||Ali Mihoubi||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Fighting 3||October 18, 1996||1||1:34||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||3–0||Steve Nelson||Submission (strikes on the ground)||Extreme Fighting 2||April 28, 1996||1||0:44||Montreal, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Makoto Muraoko||Technical Submission (rear naked choke)||Extreme Fighting 1||November 18, 1995||1||0:40||Wilmington, North Carolina, United States||Won EFC Lightweight Tournament and EFC Lightweight Championship|
|Win||1–0||Geraldo Silva||Submission (rear naked choke)||Desafio – Gracie Vale Tudo||January 1, 1992||1||1:25||Brazil|
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